Fairfax County on Wednesday approved plans for the second phase of The Boroa planned community in Tysons, Virginia that will add 600,000 square feet of development to the area.

Boro Development, a joint venture between The Meridian Group and Akridgewill consist of a trio of buildings with 543 market units and headcount.

Additionally, plans call for an outdoor promenade called Allsboro Park and 36,000 square feet of retail space, a third of which is already leased by CVS Pharmacy. There will also be a crosswalk that will connect the new buildings to the existing commercial corridor along Boro Place.

The cost of development has not been disclosed.

“Phase II will be a continuation of the vibrant and vibrant neighborhood of The Boro,” Tom Boylan, senior vice president of The Meridian Group, told Commercial Observer. “The Boro is unparalleled in its walkability and convenience to public amenities, shopping, dining, entertainment and public transportation in Tysons, and Phase II will continue these elements.”

SK+I Architecture lead the project design team, which will also include Mahan Rykiel, RD Jones and vika.

The new residences will include club rooms, a fitness center and outdoor spaces.

“We saw a need for mixed-use neighborhoods that provide better connectivity to public transit and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia,” Boylan said. “The entire Tysons area is growing and transforming from a shopping center to a hub for transit and residents.”

The new park will include a variety of gathering spaces, gardens, movable and fixed seating, and public art. There will also be a pickleball court.

“The Boro also reflects our commitment to creating places and sustaining local life, which means bringing even more amenities, restaurants, programs and everyday conveniences to our residents’ doorsteps,” Boylan said.

Construction of the second phase of the Boro Blocks is expected to begin later this year, with a completion date set for 2025.

Keith Loria can be reached at [email protected].